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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Bigforkg » October 17th 2020, 4:37pm

markmitch wrote:nice roof rack bigforkg did you make it yourself? Any chance we can get a few more pictures.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby sixsix » October 18th 2020, 12:31am

I am with Mark, that is one cool and functional rack.
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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... “Everything needs to change except the asshole culture and stupid way of life of the avg. antifa, BLM follower - slobs, cowards, killers w/o any thought that they, IN FACT, are now the Racists.”

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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Birdshake » October 18th 2020, 12:37am

Two weeks ago I had a sudden misfire after starting up not to far from home. Engine light was flashing and read out to a P0300. I started up the car gauge pro and saw that it was cylinder 6 constantly misfiring. I was pretty upset because I rebuilt the passenger side head two years ago and could only imagine what was wrong. So I removed the doghouse and opened up the 2yo cap rotor and cleaned some corrosion off the contacts. Van was still misfiring. So I removed the spark plug and instantly smelled raw gas. So I swapped out the spark plug wire with cylinder 4 expecting to see the misfire switch cylinders. After starting it up the van was running fine with no misfires. I thought wtf maybe a bad contact or something. So I drove around for a few days like that and ordered a new brass cap and rotor and set of AcDelco wires. Just finished installing them and the van feels great.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby sixsix » October 18th 2020, 1:59am

Absolutely Gorgeous Blue !!!

It's like an M. Knight or Frank Miller movie shot.
'specting Bruce or Mickey to jump from behind a bracket.

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Be Blue Best
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Beyond the Test

nahh... BLM got to the Blue - no more Kentucky Round Ball in this House.



Oof, what was the Q... ?
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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... “Everything needs to change except the asshole culture and stupid way of life of the avg. antifa, BLM follower - slobs, cowards, killers w/o any thought that they, IN FACT, are now the Racists.”

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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Mmusicman » October 18th 2020, 2:08am

I've never tried BLUE... mine are usually BLACK or RED... :mrgreen:

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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Mmusicman » October 26th 2020, 4:32pm

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WEEKEND UPDATE: (click any photo to zoom)
Did a little camping this weekend in Dunnellon Florida. :D

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Our view...

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Steak dinner!

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Very comfy and roomy FULL sized bed! (before wife installs sheets and curtains)
(there's actually a little room to move around in front of it..lol)

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Packing A/C is a must!

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Some guy brought a tubbed BIG BLOCK 85 Astro shorty to our event.
I found it to be the MOST interesting van in our show
(front clip was changed to Gen 2 to fit the big block)

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Big block 454 fit nicely!

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TUBBED! AWESOME NARROWED REAR!

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Camped next to our band...

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Our band ROCKED!

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A good time was had by all!

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Campfire is ONLY for show! lol

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Here's how it looked and sounded at our coffee pot...lol



Here's how it looked from our site later on...



That's how WE roll in Florida! :D
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby dcsleeper » October 26th 2020, 5:25pm

awesome bb astro!

whats the antenna for?
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Mmusicman » October 26th 2020, 7:45pm

dcsleeper wrote:whats the antenna for?

We broadcast the show locally.
Everyone tunes in the same announcements and music.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby AstroWill » October 27th 2020, 2:31pm

First snow of the season, already starting to melt off though.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby stent » October 27th 2020, 4:47pm

:bouncy: :bouncy: yesterday, in the U.S.A.......
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Big_kidBig_kid is online! » October 27th 2020, 11:16pm

Exactly.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby backinabox » October 28th 2020, 2:05am

That's Awesome...Music Man Partying with his Home AC in the window and we northerners looking at the first snow...

Our area's Friday forecast calls for a "coating to 2" which means our roads will then be coated with salt for who knows how long...wonderful

Hey Mmusicman nice party...I'm envious maybe I should ship my van south and go party with you guys
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Big_kidBig_kid is online! » October 28th 2020, 2:00pm

Mmusicman's party looks like a lot of fun! Will's snow, not so much. I grew up in snow, and have no desire to live in a place where the air hurts my face. To each their own though!
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Leeann_93 » October 28th 2020, 11:49pm

I love being where the air hurts my face (it doesn't hurt, really). Humidity + heat = no bueno . Cold + snow = :dance:

We're supposed to get serious rain tomorrow, often torrential. Yay.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby augidog » October 29th 2020, 6:59pm

I've had my new driver's window-motor on the shelf for some time. The original was overheating, I've been busy with moving and any other thing rather than changing the motor, but I was getting tired of the naked door. So I told myself put the panel back on, tomorrow morning, and when the motor finally does crap out, we'll change it. Lucky for me, it crapped out that evening. The job took longer than it should have because my shop isn't organized yet, but i drilled out the 4 pop-rivets, drilled the holes slightly larger for larger pop-rivets, and was finished before i knew it.

Now that the driver's window is working great, I realize how slow the passenger window is. Guess I might as well put another new motor on the shelf.

I'm hoping for some snow this winter, which is rare on the coast, so I can finally show off my AWD.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby backinabox » Yesterday, 4:18pm

Good job augidog these doors are not fun to work on..I wish I had power windows to work on...

well the forecast was spot on it's snowing as I write this, looks like it will be parked for awhile..
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